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Ski Nation App

post #1 of 16
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It looks like Ski Nation is a new app that is similar to the Epic Mix app that Vail Resorts uses at its resorts but Ski Nation covers other resorts. 

 

Take a look at the app and its demo.  I'd like to hear your thoughts, meanwhile I'm going to take a closer look too. 

Ski Nation

post #2 of 16

I have a journal that I use to keep track of all of my days on snow with lots of info (areas/runs, snow conditions, equipment ,etc.) . I doubt that I would remember to turn the app on so it probably wouldn't be accurate anyway.

post #3 of 16
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I guess my concern with this app is the battery drain.   :dunno

post #4 of 16

Yeah that too. Its amazing how much being out in the cold can drain your battery. Fortunately, my current phone is pretty good with that.  Although if it doesn't track your data, then would you just turn the app on for a second? From a quick view of their website, its not exactly clear what their app provides other than just # of days skiied, when and where. Basic info that is a lot easier to keep in a journal that won't go away when someone stops updating the app.

post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by RunSki View Post
 

Yeah that too. Its amazing how much being out in the cold can drain your battery. Fortunately, my current phone is pretty good with that.  Although if it doesn't track your data, then would you just turn the app on for a second? From a quick view of their website, its not exactly clear what their app provides other than just # of days skiied, when and where. Basic info that is a lot easier to keep in a journal that won't go away when someone stops updating the app.


I think part of the reason that VR EpicMix is so popular is because its based on the RFID on the pass.  If you use the Epic Mix App you check it later and it doesn't tax the battery. 

 

First World Problems, eh? 

post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
 

I guess my concern with this app is the battery drain.   :dunno


+1  IMHO the altimeter watch and a spreadsheet journal is still the best way to track your skiing.

post #7 of 16
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+1  IMHO the altimeter watch and a spreadsheet journal is still the best way to track your skiing.

Agreed.

I like knowing vert. and speed as in Skitracks, accepting its accuracy limitations.

A new feature I'd welcome would be directions to the most proximate restroom without a line, other than the woods.
post #8 of 16
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+1  IMHO the altimeter watch and a spreadsheet journal is still the best way to track your skiing.

 

I am tired just thinking about it. :D

But it seems to float your boat. Good for you.  

post #9 of 16
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+1  IMHO the altimeter watch and a spreadsheet journal is still the best way to track your skiing.

 

 

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I am tired just thinking about it. :D

But it seems to float your boat. Good for you.  

 

 

I track my skiing by the smiles and memories......or I can log on to resorts website and see how many days my pass has been used.

 

 

I can tell you within 5-10 days of the actual number what that will say next April right now just by counting up the weekends, holidays and adding rough fudge factor for midweek days based on prior years experience.  62 days of which 45 or so will be at Copper and the rest at some combo Steamboat, WP, Crested Butte, Basin, Breck and probably Taos

post #10 of 16
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I track my skiing by the smiles and memories.

 

Best way yet. Thumbs Up

post #11 of 16

If you want to see how many runs you have taken at a resort, capture images on the trails viewable on Google earth where you took them, how fast you went on each run, have a trail map, the app even lets you plot a route on types of trails to a place you select, snow report and much much more check out the Navionics Ski App for iOS and Android. From the a company that is the benchmark in the marine navigation business how can you go wrong?

post #12 of 16
Hey to all that read this give the Navionics ski app a try, it's in the App Store and android shop for free, I am sure only free for so long, what can you loose.
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

It looks like Ski Nation is a new app that is similar to the Epic Mix app that Vail Resorts uses at its resorts but Ski Nation covers other resorts. 

Take a look at the app and its demo.  I'd like to hear your thoughts, meanwhile I'm going to take a closer look too. 
Ski Nation

So this is basically a scrap book. Doesn't collect skiing data,,which is fine.

My top speed at copper last year was 73 mph....on I-70 when I forgot to turn it off. I always forget to turn it on (ski tracks), and it does suck battery life.
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by skienian View Post

Hey to all that read this give the Navionics ski app a try, it's in the App Store and android shop for free, I am sure only free for so long, what can you loose.

Looks pretty cool.
post #15 of 16

I used to put a piece of masking tape on the back of my pass and put a check mark every time I skied. :)

post #16 of 16

Seriously, I use Trace Snow (formerly, Alpine Replay) to track vertical and runs. I have small Anker battery charger for additional power on my cell phone in case the battery runs low. I like that it shows a map of which trails you have been. I generally don't keep track of that and go where ever I feel like it at the moment; but when I get back to the house and someone starts asking which trails you were on, it's easier to pull up the map. They do have a device to attach to your ski if you want to record the same info without draining your cell phone (http://www.traceup.com/). It's actually for skating, surfing, and skiing.

 

To count days, I use Slope Squad. I downloaded Ski Nation and it looks like it's worth trying.

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